Saturday, July 08, 2006

Update on QQ Messenger and our Chinese Boys

Ricky Martin and Alex helped me with my QQ password. I am back on with no problem. Being able to type in Chinese is a problem. The page titled Learning Chinese Using QQ has some nice utilities, including one by which a person can type something in English and have it translated to Chinese.

This is how the sentence, "Hello, my name is David." is rendered in Chinese:

Ricky Martin and Alex are from Southern China, about a 3 hour trip to Hong Kong. They are from the city of Guangzhou (Canton), but attend a boarding school about two hours drive from Guangzhou near a village called Wenquan.

See below a map of Southern China (Hint--the maps appear to be very small on the blog. If you would like to see a larger image, just click on each map):

See below a map of the area near Guangzhou (both Guangzhou and Wenquan are highlighted):

Tomorrow morning I will finish translating for the Weekend Intervention Program, then preach in Spanish at Christ's Church of Oronogo. We'll have lunch with the Chinese boys and some former English teachers in China, then watch the final match of the World Cup of Soccer from Germany. The game begins at 12:30 PM (actually before we will get back from church). Because of the DVR, we can easily have lunch, then begin to watch the game (already in progress). Technology is cool! I think I will be cheering for Italy (is that just because the U.S. tied with Italy?).

Hope you have a blessed weekend.


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